First time organising an international shipment like this ? I can offer some insight
ridethelightning wrote:cost is aprox $13.30/rim landed in Melbourne. (actually slight difference for 18 and 19size but bugger all)
aprox 23days eta from payment.
Are these coming by sea or air ?
Unless coming by air freight (unlikely given your landed cost estimates) delivery time by sea will be more like 6 weeks from when they get around to shipping it
then there will be high probability of paying import juties on top, lets say 10% and then some,
Yep, if over $1000 then you'll be slugged 10% GST, 5% customs duty and then a bunch of other BS fees relating to customs duty, clearance fees, port fees, automation fees, etc etc. I paid over $500 in these extra fees on my last import.
My advice is to add 20% to the price of what you pay to ship them here to cover the above. This will cover the local taxes and any left over you may have can then be deducted from the price of local shipping. People need to be aware than the prices are just estimates until they're physically in your hands and be prepared to have a little extra factored into local shipping to cover it. I dont think you'll get alot of change if any from the 20% margin. If you do, well and good, if not it saves you being personally out of pocket in the mean time.
Now with that out of the way, I'll take a few 19x1.6 to help with numbers
As above the locally available tyre options are slim to none unless you want chunky knobbies so you'd be best to order tyres at the same time. Everyone should order the same amount as their rims + a set of spares IMO considering the difficulty in sourcing these.